Boards and Commissions

Your Town needs you!


The Town of Castle Rock offers interested community members the opportunity to become involved in their local government by volunteering to serve on one of 12 Town boards and commissions. 


Purpose


The purpose of the boards and commissions is to:

  • Acquire and study information within the board's area of expertise
  • Provide direction and recommendations to staff and Town Council
  • Obtain public comment and be reflective of the community's voice

Process


Applications are accepted throughout the year for interim vacancies. Annual recruitment occurs each year in April: Applications are accepted and candidates are interviewed by a team consisting of the Town Council liaison, Town staff members and a current member of the board or commission. Recommendations for appointments are made to Council for formal approval. 

  • Preference is given is Town of Castle Rock residents, followed by those outside the Town but within Douglas County. 
  • Appointees serve without compensation in an advisory role.
  • Applications will remain on for 1 year for consideration for interim vacancies.  

Terms

Most board and commission appointments are for two-year terms with a maximum of three terms served, for a total of six years. The exceptions to these term limits are the Downtown Development Authority, the Board of Building Appeals, the Election Commission and the Historic Preservation Board.

Once a citizen is termed out, they are eligible to volunteer to serve on any other board or commission immediately; however, if interested in serving on the same board or commission, the citizen must wait four years before applying.

  • DDA by Statute serves four-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of eight years
  • Board of Building Appeals, by Municipal Code, serves three-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of six years
  • Election Commission by Charter serves three-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of six years
  • Historic Preservation Board, due to the unique composition and requirements of the board, members serve two-year terms for a total of four terms, for a total of eight years 

Meeting schedules and eligibility requirements

Board of Adjustment
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Board of Building Appeals
Must be a registered voter in Douglas County. Preferred experience/training on matters pertaining to building construction. Meets the first Mondays in March, June, September and December at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. 

Castle Rock Water Commission
One member may be a nonresident ratepayer (home, property or business owner). Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Castle Rock Water facilities, 175 Kellogg Court.

Design Review Board
Vacancy is for a Downtown property owner within the DDA boundary. Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Election Commission (three-year terms)
Must be a registered voter in Douglas County. Meets as needed.

Historic Presentation Board (four-term limited)
Preference is given to professionals or those with extensive expertise in preservation-related disciplines (three members) and residents or property owners from the Craig & Gould neighborhood (three members), if possible. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Parks and Recreation Commission
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. at The Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 W. Plum Creek Parkway.

Planning Commission
Preference is given for geographic representations, if possible, and interest in planning and related support fields. Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Public Art Commission
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Central Service Center, 1400 Caprice Drive. 

Public Safety Commission
Preference is given to result in membership reflecting Town Council districts, if possible. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Municipal Courtroom, 100 N. Perry Street.

Public Works Commission
Preference is given to result in membership reflecting Town Council districts, if possible. Meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, 4175 N. Castleton Court.


Vacancies

If vacancies occur during the year, candidates remaining from the pool of applicants on file from the annual recruitment process may be contacted again for consideration. Otherwise, positions will be posted on the board and commission website pages as they become available.

View current vacancies and apply